Not to be confused with his name sake, the late legendary NHL goalie; "I always wanted to play in the NHL. But I already had my name on the Stanley Cup five times, so why beat a dead horse".
Terry, aka P5E, is an artist, producer, songwriter and mixer for over 25 years. He is best known for co-writing the 2012 ASCAP song of the year Barefoot Blue Jean Night, recorded by Jake Owen/RCA Nashville. The song went to #1 for two weeks on Billboards country chart and has sold over 2 million singles. The album of the same title went gold. The single also won Sawchuk a SOCAN award, NSAI #1 award, CMA #1 award and a nomination as Music Row's Breakout Songwriter of The Year. Sawchuk's own publishing company Papertown Songs also made Billboards top 100 publishers in 2011.
Most recently, the 20th Anniversary release of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album features two songs co-written by Alanis Morissette & Sawchuk. Terry also co-wrote "This One's On Me" with Mutt Lange, artist Ashley Clark and Mike Krompass. Ashley's debut self titled album is due September 2015. The album was produced and co-written by Mutt Lange. Ashley Clark,(IRS/Capitol/Universal) is managed by Simon Fuller.
Terry recieved his first Juno nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Matt Dusk's, My Funny Valentine. The Songs of Chet Baker. Also, a double platinum award in Poland for the same album. Canadian country music chart topper, Chad Brownlee, released Sawchuk's song "Falling Over You" as a single in 2014. It reached #10 on Canada's Country Chart. Kobalt Music signed Sawchuk to a world-wide deal in May, 2013.
Terry's TV & Film placements include the new Mad Max movie trailer, Applebees commercial, Chicago Fire, Reign, Pretty Little Liars, NASCAR, Big Ten Football, Being Mary Jane, CMT, Battle Creek, FOX Sports Live among many others.
Sawchuk's 25 years of experince as an engineer & mixer play a huge roll in his writing and production abilities. He credits his years in Toronto's melting pot of cultral music as his biggest influence. Terry has worked with countles genres of music from Central African, Reggae, South Asian to Arabic just to mention a few.
At age 27, his band The Miller Stain Limit signed a record deal with A&M/Universal Canada. Sawchuk produced, engineered, mixed & co-wrote the album "Radiate," which featured the top 20 rock single "Cellophane".
In 2005, Sawchuk produced & co-wrote his first #1 for Universal Music artist Matt Dusk. This song "Back in Town", was the first jazz song in history to hit number one on the Japanese pop chart and remained there for four weeks. Dusk's Canadian single "All About Me", which Terry produced also reached #1 on AC radio in Canada.
American Songwriter named Sawchuk "lyricist of the week" for his song "Happy", which he co-wrote with Tom Douglas.
Sawchuk has received many multi-gold and platinum awards for his work as a producer, songwriter & engineer. He has signed publishing deals with Universal Publishing in London England, Sony ATV Canada & most recently Kobalt Music. He has appeared on industry panels for NXNE Toronto, NEMO Boston Music Conference & Music Business Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia) Durango Songwriter Conference (Santa Ynez, CA).
For the past few summers, Sawchuk has performed songwriting & recording boot camps in his hometown and local Native American communities. Terry resides in Nashville Tennessee.
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